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Slips trips and falls...

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Richard Williams, 9th Oct, 2015.

  1. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Tenant falls over backwards when stepping out of the shower/bath and hits his head on the tiled wall resulting in a hole in the wall, 2 tiles completely broken (240x200mm) including the wall sheet. The tenant is ok. Who pays for the repairs?

    P.S. The tenants have offered to fix the damage at their cost doing the repair themselves, however as it is in the shower area I am concerned about water penetration if not done properly....
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Was the fall due to the landlord's negligence?
     
  3. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Does water on the floor make the landlord negligent?
     
  4. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Depends on the origin...
     
  5. HUGH72

    HUGH72 Well-Known Member

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    Has the tenant previously complained about the floor surface or has there been any maintenance requests by the tenant previously regarding the tiles?
     
  6. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    How does a tenant break a tiled wall with his head and walk away okay?
     
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  7. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    No, the floor is in fine condition.
     
  8. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Tough fella I suppose, they bread em tough in Logan ;)
     
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  9. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Well if you didn't cause him to slip he has damaged your property and should fix it or pay for it to be fixed.
     
  10. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A Loganite, that explains it.
     
  11. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    Of course; don't you know - this is the 21st Century - it's everyone elses fault.
     
  12. bythebay

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    Just pay it :p
    You're lucky the tenant hasnt trumped up legal proceedings against you for causing aggravation of preexiting back injuries and psychological injury :confused: